Aug 17, 2014

House Horrors International

I saw this today on a friend's facebook page, and thought I'd spread the horror around.
It helps the pain, I think, when you witness something this traumatic, to have others subjected to it
with you. 

That's what I've always found.

It's like a midwestern Versailles, re-imagined in high Olive Garden "Tuscan" style.

So. Much. Brown.

 If you'd like to subject yourself to more pain, you can go here.

From the article itself:
"If the world's worst designers got together to make a showhouse, it might look something like this four-bedroom, five-bathroom house in Indianapolis. There seem to be so many rooms that the listing's mention of 1,540 square feet seems highly suspect, and no single word can describe its aesthetic. But the bedrooms with multiple beds, the overabundance of stonework, and the Holiday Inn-style balconies almost make sense considering that the home's owner was Jerry A. Hostetler, who the local newspaper describes as an "almost-famous pimp-turned-construction mini-magnate."
 






Aug 6, 2014

quiz show

Meanwhile, in lieu of therapy, I've been learning a lot about myself by way of stupid Buzzfeed quizzes that your friends and acquaintances irritate you with on Facebook.

You know the ones.
Anywho...here I am to bore you with some of my results!

a. What Color is Your Aura? ("Yellow". Great.  I was hoping for puce, but whatever.) 


b. Which Famous Novel Are You? (The Great Gatsby. Well, it is one of my favorites, so I guess I can't argue)


c. Which Type of Bird Are You?  (a Crow.  wtf?)


d.Which Famous Philosopher are you?  (Aristocrats  Aristotle)


e.Which Two Words Describe You?  ("Selflessly Caring".  zzzzzzzz I was hoping for "Sassily Sexy")


f. Which Tarot Card Are You?  ("The Sun" As a Leo I can only approve)




g. Which 60s Stereotype Are You? (Black Panther. Yes!  As a strong black woman, I approve)


h. Which High School Stereotype Are You? (Bookworm.  Ok, buzzfeed, you win)




i. What Kind of Woman Are You? (the "Creative Woman". zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Again, "Sexy and Sassy" would have sufficed )

 

j. Which Deity Should Be Praying to?  (Ahura Mazda. whut?)




k. Which True Blood Character Are You? (Sookie.  Oh my god, I hate this answer so much which means it's probably true)



l. Which Jungian Archetype Are You?  ("The Child".  Um..ok)



m. What Kind of Bitch Are You? ("Bad Bitch".  What. Ever.)





Jul 20, 2014

Random magic around town

fairy house under the live oaks (Uptown)

an elephant on wheels (on Claiborne Ave)

A giant teepee (on  Bayou St. John)

Black Swans (in Metairie)

The man who rides around all day long with a box of wine in the basket of his bike (midcity)

Poseidon (pointing the way to the Westbank)
Cowboys ( in the Projects)

Tree Afgan (in Metairie)

Taxidermied baboons guarding the diet coke machine (in Marrero)

A Tardis (in Algiers)